The Pasadena Tournament of Roses will announce this year’s Rose Queen next week, but parade organizers offered a sneak peek of another 8 floats that will appear in the 2022 parade.

The floats previewed Thursday, Oct. 21 are the third in a series of previews that began in May and continued in July with entries from the Burbank Tournament of Roses Association, City of Hope, La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association, Lutheran Hour Ministries, The UPS Store and Torrance Rose Float Association.

The 2021 parade was the first time there was no march since 1945, but a news release from the Tournament of Roses said festivities are set to return to Colorado Boulevard on Jan. 1, 2022, with participants looking to celebrate the parade’s 2022 theme of “Dream. Believe. Achieve.”

Like years prior, the upcoming procession will once again feature inspired float designs from mainstays like City of Alhambra, Downey Rose Float Association, Farmers Insurance and a number of other organizations.

“Their design concepts range from whimsical and fantastic to humorous and heartfelt, reflecting the range of spectacular, supersized stories that have been embraced for generations,” the release reads.

California Physical Therapy Association

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses offered another sneak peek Thursday, Oct. 21, at six more floats that will appear in the 2022 parade.(Courtesy: Tournament of Roses)

The CPTA float entry recognizes the 100th anniversary of its national organization — the American Physical Therapy Association — by celebrating the impact that physical therapists and physical therapist assistants have on the lives of persons of all ages and abilities.

“The float showcases the kinetic energy of three larger-than-life individuals thriving as they return to meaningful activities such as school, sports, or work after receiving physical therapy,” according to this week’s release.

City of Alhambra

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses offered another sneak peek Thursday, Oct. 21, at six more floats that will appear in the 2022 parade.(Courtesy: Tournament of Roses)

The City of Alhambra’s 93rd float entry emerged from a citywide art contest that was open to all K-12 students residing in the City of Alhambra, according to Thursday’s release.

“The city’s iconic green art deco sign serves as the guidepost for a classic yellow school bus that has been souped-up in the shop,” the release reads. “As the bus makes its way down the boulevard, oversized racing slick tires, a chrome bumper and grill, blown big-block engine, custom silver exhaust pipes and classic flame paint job bring to life a refrain heard in classrooms and playgrounds worldwide: “School Rocks!”

Downey Float Association

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses offered another sneak peek Thursday, Oct. 21, at six more floats that will appear in the 2022 parade.(Courtesy: Tournament of Roses)

Reading is a foundation for not only learning, but also as fuel for the imagination to run wild. This theme is evident in Downey Float Association’s 68th parade entry, which presents three storybooks offering dramatically different journeys.

“A 1950s-era rocket blasts off from the first book, followed by two tigers frolicking in the jungle. An underwater scene emerges from the third tome, with a colorful submarine and turtle traveling through the ocean,” the release states.

“From the stars to a safari to under the sea,” the float’s concept declares, “Reading: It’s An Adventure.”

Farmers Insurance

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses offered another sneak peek Thursday, Oct. 21, at six more floats that will appear in the 2022 parade.(Courtesy: Tournament of Roses)

The 2022 Rose Parade float from Farmers Insurance seeks to celebrate employees and agents “Soaring to New Heights” with courage, commitment, and confidence, according to organizers.

“Through dedication and perseverance, they achieve their dreams, from surfing huge waves and climbing mountain peaks, to soaring through the sky on a hang glider and navigating rough terrain to cross a finish line. As with all Farmers floats, these scenes come to life with lush, vibrant flowers, and dynamic elements, such as a shooting geyser,” the release states. “’Soaring to New Heights’ merges the beauty of nature and the satisfaction of dreaming big, believing boldly, and achieving greatness.”

Medically Home

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses offered another sneak peek Thursday, Oct. 21, at six more floats that will appear in the 2022 parade.(Courtesy: Tournament of Roses)

The inaugural float entry from Medically Home depicts the heroic journey undertaken to deliver a new era of hospital-level care for millions of patients and their families.

“‘Home Is Where My Hospital Is’ represents the dragon of herculean obstacles that had to be overcome to safely hospitalize patients in their homes,” officials said. “The float symbolizes the spirit of perseverance of everyone involved to achieve this impossible dream– a global movement on behalf of patients.”

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses offered another sneak peek Thursday, Oct. 21, at six more floats that will appear in the 2022 parade.(Courtesy: Tournament of Roses)

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day creates inspiring, garden-scented products found in homes since 2001 and their float this year will be crafted with the same flowers and herbs that inspire the company’s limited edition spring scents.

“This year, Mrs. Meyer’s float portrays a charming garden featuring its iconic ‘line lady’ guiding a floral wheelbarrow overflowing with garden-inspired scents,” Thursday’s release reads. “The 55-foot floral celebration is complete with a spray of water flowing from a lovely silver watering can, signaling Mrs. Meyer’s love of nature, regrowth of spring and optimistic hope for the future of our planet.”

Odd Fellows & Rebekahs

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses offered another sneak peek Thursday, Oct. 21, at six more floats that will appear in the 2022 parade.(Courtesy: Tournament of Roses)

The Odd Fellows & Rebekahs’ 71st Rose Parade float entry, “Arctic Dream”, commemorates polar exploration and calls attention to the importance of the polar regions to our climate, organizers said this week.

“As they explore aboard, members encounter wildlife found at the North and South Pole,” according to the release. “While encountering polar bears and penguins at once is possible only in a ‘dream,’ they are sending us an early warning of the dangers facing us all.”

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses offered another sneak peek Thursday, Oct. 21, at six more floats that will appear in the 2022 parade.(Courtesy: Tournament of Roses)

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is an international conservation organization committed to making connections between people and wildlife every day at the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park.

Their float’s theme, “Creating Wildlife Allies,” looks to celebrate their dedication to wildlife in eight conservation hubs on six continents, the release states.

“Their veterinarians, nutritionists, researchers and wildlife care specialists work not only at the Zoo and Park, but also alongside over 200 partners around the world,” organizers said, mentioning the float proudly represents their history and passion for conservation by highlighting a lion, rhino and condor.



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